NasdaqCM:MEET

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

The Meet Group, Inc. operates a portfolio of mobile social entertainment applications to meet the need for human connection worldwide.

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Fundamentals

Excellent balance sheet and good value.

Risks

  • Meet Group has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

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Share Price & News

How has Meet Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events


Market Performance


7 Day Return

1.8%

NasdaqCM:MEET

-1.4%

US Interactive Media and Services

-1.0%

US Market


1 Year Return

-14.4%

NasdaqCM:MEET

-2.6%

US Interactive Media and Services

-0.4%

US Market

MEET underperformed the Interactive Media and Services industry which returned -3.8% over the past year.

MEET underperformed the Market in United States of America which returned -1.7% over the past year.


Share holder returns

MEETIndustryMarket
7 Day1.8%-1.4%-1.0%
30 Day-3.9%-2.3%-3.3%
90 Day-17.5%-0.8%0.4%
1 Year-14.4%-14.4%-2.5%-2.6%1.8%-0.4%
3 Year-33.2%-33.2%45.0%45.0%39.4%30.4%
5 Year42.1%42.1%81.5%81.3%54.2%37.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Meet Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Meet Group undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

>50%

Discount to future cash flow value


Intrinsic Value Based on Future Cash Flows

Meet Group's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a moderate discount (> 20%).

Meet Group's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a substantial discount (> 40%).


Price Based on Earnings

Meet Group is overvalued based on earnings compared to the US Interactive Media and Services industry average.

Meet Group is overvalued based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.


Price Based on Expected Growth

Meet Group is good value based on expected growth next year.


Price Based on Value of Assets

Meet Group is good value based on assets compared to the US Interactive Media and Services industry average.


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Future Growth

How is Meet Group expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?

30.9%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Estimates


Future Annual Growth Analysis

Meet Group's revenue is expected to grow by 10.8% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).

Meet Group's earnings are expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.

Meet Group's revenue growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.

Meet Group's earnings growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.

Meet Group's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.


Earnings per Share Growth Estimates


Future Return on Equity

Unable to establish if Meet Group will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.


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Past Performance

How has Meet Group performed over the past 5 years?

-27.0%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Meet Group's year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years, however the most recent earnings are above average.

Meet Group has become profitable in the last year making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to the 5-year average.

Meet Group has become profitable in the last year making it difficult to compare the US Interactive Media and Services industry average.


Return on Equity

Meet Group has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).


Return on Assets

Meet Group used its assets less efficiently than the US Interactive Media and Services industry average last year based on Return on Assets.


Return on Capital Employed

Meet Group's use of capital deteriorated last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).


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Financial Health

How is Meet Group's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Meet Group is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.

Meet Group's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Meet Group's level of debt (15.8%) compared to net worth is satisfactory (less than 40%).

The level of debt compared to net worth has increased over the past 5 years (4.4% vs 15.8% today).

Debt is well covered by operating cash flow (100.9%, greater than 20% of total debt).

Interest payments on debt are well covered by earnings (EBIT is 7.9x coverage).


Balance Sheet

Low level of unsold assets.

Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 1.7x debt.


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Dividend

What is Meet Group's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield and Payments Analysis

Unable to evaluate Meet Group's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.

Unable to evaluate Meet Group's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.

Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Meet Group has not reported any payouts.

Unable to verify if Meet Group's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Meet Group has not reported any payouts.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.


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Management

What is the CEO of Meet Group's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

2.5yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Geoff Cook (40yo)

6.4yrs

Tenure

US$2,170,519

Compensation

Mr. Geoffrey Cook, also known as Geoff, has been the Chief Executive Officer of The Meet Group, Inc. March 11, 2013. Mr. Cook is the Founder of CyberEdit, Inc. and serves as its President. He serves as the ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Geoff 's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in United States of America.

Geoff 's compensation has increased in line with Meet Group recently becoming profitable.


Management Age and Tenure

2.5yrs

Average Tenure

48yo

Average Age

The tenure for the Meet Group management team is about average.


Board Age and Tenure

4.0yrs

Average Tenure

51.5yo

Average Age

The tenure for the Meet Group board of directors is about average.


Insider Trading

Meet Group individual insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

SellUS$19,33404 Jun 19
Jason Whitt
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Shares5,151
Max PriceUS$3.75
SellUS$35,13204 Jun 19
Bedi Singh
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Shares9,360
Max PriceUS$3.75
SellUS$19,33404 Jun 19
Jean Clifton
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Shares5,151
Max PriceUS$3.75
BuyUS$70,47713 May 19
Spencer Grimes
EntityIndividual
Shares16,400
Max PriceUS$4.40
BuyUS$925,30509 Apr 19
Luxor Capital Group, LP
EntityCompany
Shares175,000
Max PriceUS$5.33
BuyUS$926,89501 Apr 19
Luxor Capital Group, LP
EntityCompany
Shares183,000
Max PriceUS$5.07
BuyUS$3,705,93306 Mar 19
Luxor Capital Group, LP
EntityCompany
Shares686,431
Max PriceUS$5.91
BuyUS$268,59113 Feb 19
Luxor Capital Group, LP
EntityCompany
Shares51,231
Max PriceUS$5.25
BuyUS$535,71705 Feb 19
Luxor Capital Group, LP
EntityCompany
Shares92,384
Max PriceUS$5.83
BuyUS$1,213,25911 Jan 19
Luxor Capital Group, LP
EntityCompany
Shares220,700
Max PriceUS$5.59
BuyUS$2,426,57409 Jan 19
Luxor Capital Group, LP
EntityCompany
Shares475,112
Max PriceUS$5.31
BuyUS$1,887,46503 Jan 19
Luxor Capital Group, LP
EntityCompany
Shares404,786
Max PriceUS$4.83
BuyUS$1,158,03631 Dec 18
Luxor Capital Group, LP
EntityCompany
Shares263,852
Max PriceUS$4.55
BuyUS$805,69726 Dec 18
Luxor Capital Group, LP
EntityCompany
Shares203,794
Max PriceUS$4.12
BuyUS$2,598,64621 Dec 18
Luxor Capital Group, LP
EntityCompany
Shares652,221
Max PriceUS$4.08
BuyUS$45,17414 Nov 18
Spencer Rhodes
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Shares11,985
Max PriceUS$3.77
BuyUS$3,243,75426 Oct 18
Luxor Capital Group, LP
EntityCompany
Shares757,808
Max PriceUS$4.38
BuyUS$751,00023 Oct 18
Luxor Capital Group, LP
EntityCompany
Shares171,529
Max PriceUS$4.43
BuyUS$412,41815 Oct 18
Luxor Capital Group, LP
EntityCompany
Shares87,415
Max PriceUS$4.77
BuyUS$1,305,54709 Oct 18
Luxor Capital Group, LP
EntityCompany
Shares247,567
Max PriceUS$5.53
SellUS$18,55607 Sep 18
Bedi Singh
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Shares3,787
Max PriceUS$4.90

Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • Nick Hermansader

    Senior Vice President of Advertising

    • Tenure: 1.6yrs
  • Leslie Arena

    Vice President of Investor Relations

    • Tenure: 2.6yrs
  • Jim Bugden (49yo)

    Chief Financial Officer

    • Tenure: 1.8yrs
    • Compensation: $1.30m
  • Michael Johnson (48yo)

    Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning & Treasury

    • Compensation: $620.31k
  • Geoff Cook (40yo)

    CEO & Director

    • Tenure: 6.4yrs
    • Compensation: $2.17m
  • Jeremy Zorn

    Senior Vice President of Product

    • Tenure: 1.3yrs
  • Fred Beckley (55yo)

    General Counsel & Executive VP of Business Affairs

    • Tenure: 7.8yrs
    • Compensation: $1.30m
  • Rich Friedman (48yo)

    Senior Vice President of Engineering

    • Tenure: 2.5yrs
    • Compensation: $749.61k
  • Catherine Cook Connelly

    Vice President of Brand Strategy

    • Tenure: 7.8yrs
  • Jaime Woodside

    Senior Vice President of Finance & Accounting


Board Members

  • Jean Clifton (58yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 6.2yrs
    • Compensation: $149.82k
  • Bedi Singh (59yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 1.9yrs
    • Compensation: $131.37k
  • Geoff Cook (40yo)

    CEO & Director

    • Tenure: 7.8yrs
    • Compensation: $2.17m
  • Jason Whitt (47yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 5.0yrs
    • Compensation: $130.62k
  • Chris Fralic (56yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 2.5yrs
    • Compensation: $134.27k
  • Spencer Rhodes (41yo)

    Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

    • Tenure: 3.1yrs
    • Compensation: $170.47k

Company Information

The Meet Group, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: The Meet Group, Inc.
  • Ticker: MEET
  • Exchange: NasdaqCM
  • Founded: 1997
  • Industry: interactive media and services
  • Sector: media
  • Market Cap: US$262.326m
  • Shares outstanding: 76.26m
  • Website: Click here

Number of Employees


Location

  • The Meet Group, Inc.
  • 100 Union Square Drive
  • New Hope
  • Pennsylvania
  • 18938
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
MEETNasdaqCM (Nasdaq Capital Market)YesCommon StockUSUSDJun 1999
Q86DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURJun 1999
0K0BLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockGBUSDJun 1999

Biography

The Meet Group, Inc. operates a portfolio of mobile social entertainment applications to meet the need for human connection worldwide. The company leverages a live-streaming video platform, empowering comm ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/08/16 23:42
End of Day Share Price2019/08/16 00:00
Earnings2019/06/30
Annual Earnings2018/12/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.